You guys, Moms Rule! Haha, so that’s why, when I sat down to brainstorm some ideas for a Mother’s Day brunch, this is what I came up with. I worked with my friend Kimmy Crosby, and we wanted to create a party that you could throw for your girlfriends, not just your mom or mother-in-law. Because we thought, why not celebrate the moms in your life who make the day-to-day job of being a mom better? So this a girlfriend’s brunch, not just a Mother’s Day brunch! Haha it would also make a pretty cute baby shower.
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I hardly EVER do “staged” parties, or a party for the sake of taking pictures, so this was a bit different for me, but it was fun because I feel like I got to be super creative without time restraints or a lot of pressure, and at the end of the day, it was a much more relaxing and enjoyable party for me, as an event planner, haha than an ACTUAL party where I’m super concerned about all the guests and getting everything done in time.
I love showing party ideas not because I want you to look at them and think, “Oh, that’s unattainably cute.” But because I sincerely love sharing ideas that I think people can recreate and use to show their love for someone else-via an AWESOME party!
So I’m gonna break the post into 4 sections:
1. DECOR: DOWNLOADS: Moms Rule Poster 48×36″ // Hey Mama Placemats 11×17″ // Pineapple of My Eye Poster 36×48″ // FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY, if you sell them or use them in any other way I will get all up in your biz-nazz, designed for The Alison Show by Hello Tosha // Pineapple honeycomb tutorial
2. FOOD: Yogurt Parfait Bar // Store-bought Bakery Items
3. DRINK: Cucumber Lime Punch: Tutorial coming soon!
4. FAVOR: Pineapple glasses // Pineapple Cookies made by Alison! ME! Cookie cutter found here
**ALL OF THE LINKS ARE WORKING ON MY END! THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD WHEN YOU CLICK ON THEM. IF THE PINEAPPLE PRINT IS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOU, YOU CAN SIZE IT OR HAVE YOUR PRINTER SIZE IT, THE FILE IS HIGH RES ENOUGH!
Let’s do it, shall we!
Pineapples people! I told you they were hot. Well, basically anything tropical, so hot right now. Haha but I like it because it’s can also be a pretty timeless trend. For the centerpiece I made honeycomb pineapples, tutorial coming, and Kimmy made that gorg banana leaf table runner. Then we used napkins, coasters, and other necessitates to fill the table out and not create too much excess work.
For the rest of the decor I did posters! They are such an easy and inexpensive way to play up any theme. You know that I LOVE using large-scale printing! To see how I do it, watch this tutorial I made!
I teamed up with Hello Tosha, and she created so many beautiful things for you guys! All of the downloads and dimensions are listed above. Tosha is SO talented and I love her lettering! Also, these place mats are cheap to print and really make a table setting rock! But please, please these are for personal use only. Ok? I’ve had to take downloads down because of people stealing them and I’d hate to do that with these!
When it comes to a party the thing I love to do most is fuss with the decor and the theme. So I’ve started letting myself off the hook when it comes to cooking everything myself! So for this brunch I did easy things that didn’t require too much prep. I did a greek yogurt parfait bar, and used adorable Martha Stewart cupcake liners to hold the berries, granola, and nuts. I ordered some color-coordinating goodies from the Provo Bakery, a favorite of mine, and the grapefruit also doubled as decor. I like to do double-duty whenever possible for a party. I had my cookies on display, but I also used them as a favor. See what I’m saying DOUBLE TROUBLE, that’s how to do it.
The drinks were very much intended to be part of the table decor! The cups were from Target way back when and belong to Kimmy, it’s her gorg house by the way. Sigh. We used coasters and food picks (in the straws of the drinks) from Martha Stewart to bring in some traditional Mother’s Day colors. But I’m going to do a recipe for this drink because it’s so good it honestly doesn’t matter how good the food is, all people will talk about is how damn refreshing this drink is!
I don’t believe in doing favors unless they are purposeful, or can be used as something else, like decor or a treat. The two favors for this Mother’s Day Brunch were my pineapple cookies, used as decor, and the pineapple glasses, which were fun for the moms to take home to their kids.
Ok! So there you have it! More tutorials to come! But overall I just LOVED how this turned out! I hope you found some fun ideas!